The Buccaneers suffered an excruciating road loss to the Minnesota Vikings, and unfortunately there were far more losers than winners.
Things can’t get much worse than that. Not only were the Buccaneers thoroughly outplayed by the Minnesota Vikings, they got hit hard by the injury bug. Lavonte David and Gerald McCoy both went down with injuries at various points of the game, and the Bucs entered the game already minus Chris Baker, Kwon Alexander, and Brent Grimes. It was an ugly game from the get-go, with a plethora of losers on the Buccaneers side, particularly on defense.
Things weren’t much better on offense, where quarterback Jameis Winston and the running game struggled to find any sort of consistency. Unlike the defense, the offense has no significant injuries to use as excuses; they just flat out stunk. There were some winners, but it was extremely hard to pick them today. We’ll go over those lucky few that performed well, along with those that, uhhh, did not play so well.